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#41 Angel

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 07:16 PM

In no particular order:-

1.Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
2.Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
3.Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
4.Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
5.Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
6.My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
7.The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory
8.Mill on the Floss by George Eliott
9.An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears
10.The Borgia Bride by Jeanne Kalogridis

#42 Polka Dot Rock

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 10:41 AM

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier


Oh pants :mrgreen: I forgot Rebecca... Can I do a top 15? :)

#43 kitty_kitty

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 11:01 AM

Oh pants :cry2: I forgot Rebecca... Can I do a top 15? :)


I did too!!!

Maybe a top 20!! :weeping: :mrgreen:

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 04:37 PM

Ok here goes

The Beach - Alex garland
The Magicians Nephew - C S Lewis
The lion the witch and the wardrobe - C S Lewis
Watership Down - Richard Adams
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Animal farm - George Orwell
Rendezvous with Rama - Arthur C Clarke
Who goes here - Bob Shaw
The man who was Thursday - G K Chesterton
The end of eternity - Isaac Asimov

A fairly eclectic mix with a slight leaning towards sci fi

#45 DavePatron

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 08:24 AM

Thank you to everyone who helped out. My partner has posted the final list(both or our lists combined) on a website. We ended up with just over 5000 votes. That means ~500 people gave us a top 10 list. It was actually more like 600 probably since such votes as The Cat in the Hat had to be thrown out. Some people couldn't come up with 10 books either:irked:. Anyway the list can be found at http://www.best100novels.com. The site is non commercial but if the mods have a problem with linking I apologize. Feel free to delete the link if its against your rules. Thanks again for all your help and you were right Bagpuss, I think I will stick around for a bit.:)

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 09:21 AM

Thanks again for all your help and you were right Bagpuss, I think I will stick around for a bit.:)

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Great! :mrgreen: I will look forward to reading some more of your thoughts.

A great top 100 there - I must count how many I've read!

#47 Freewheeling Andy

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 09:26 AM

I really like that list. It's interesting that it's a much more, well, "literary" list that most top 100s you see voted by the general public. Perhaps because of the places you're going to get your votes, or perhaps because it asks for a top 10, rather than top 1, you get a more "intellectual" or "literary" selection.

#48 DavePatron

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 09:40 AM

A great top 100 there - I must count how many I've read!

Bagpuss - I just now saw the final list myself. I don't think I've read more than 15 or so.:) Guess that means it's time to get to reading.


It's interesting that it's a much more, well, "literary" list that most top 100s you see voted by the general public.

Andy - My list alone(about half) ended up being over 1000 different titles. I think the "classics" prevailed mostly because of the rather large, IMO, number of votes. I think that per haps newer books just haven't been read by everyone yet.

Anyway the guy's name is Tommy who put the list together. I know he's trying to review every book on the list. If anyone wants to review any of the books I'm sure he would be happy to have the help. I'm not sure if he has an address on the site and I don't want to give out his personal email without his permission but I know he plans to have an email address on the site soon. Drop him a line. I told him about the forum and I hope he stops by.

Anyway thanks again.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 09:47 AM

Dave,I'm sure we already have reviews for some of those books. I'm quite happy for him to use any of them,as long as both the review author, and the site, are acknowledged. :)

#50 Freewheeling Andy

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 10:11 AM

I've read 39 of them, by the way. Actually, 38 and am reading War and Peace now, so will have read 39 of them some time in 2013.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 04:09 PM

A great list of books! :mrgreen: Good variety there. :)

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 04:44 PM

Well, I've read 25 and there are a further 27 I'd like to read, so it's a pretty good list by my estimation! :)

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 04:55 PM

Having counted, I've read 13, which is more than I thought at first glance. I fancy quite a few of them on that list though.

At the moment, I'm not reading very much, because AS Level English seems to have taken over my entire life!

#54 Renniemist

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 05:09 PM

I have read 25 on the list and there are another 50 either on my shelves or on my wish list. :mrgreen:


Actually now that I have seen the list the other 25 look quite interesting.:)

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 05:20 PM

I've read 33. Loved the list somehow felt like it had been compiled by book lovers

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 07:23 PM

Surprisingly I've read 22 on the list with 6 on my TBR list.

#57 JudyB

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 07:30 PM

I've read 15

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 07:58 PM

I've read 25 of them. One of these days, I have got to read Pride and Prejudice. It always seems to be at the top, or towards the top of every Top 100 book list.

#59 JudyB

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 08:08 PM

I find with a lot of these lists that I've read the authors mentioned but just different novels to the ones that appear on the list.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 08:10 PM

Iv'e only read 6 of them:blush:




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